Codebreaker is a big hit in this house. I love it
because I can control the level of difficulty and it can be self checking.
My son loves it because he wants to help save the day! I chose a
green file folder because the Riddler was often seen in green.
Notice we are saving GOTHIC
City. Oops. I did make the game after 10 p.m. and he's
never seen the show so it might not matter :-)
These are 2 sample question cards.
Set 3 is terminology from our current scientific study. Set 2 is a
set of all purpose, important words that are often used in writing and
My cards are made from surplus bookmarkers. I thought the size was
perfect so I covered them in white contact paper. I used a permanent
marker to write the code and then covered in clear contact paper. At
first he used a dry erase marker but they didn't work. They
stained my cards!! Now he uses wet erase markers [Vís a Vís] and they
come off easily.
The code and the Batman and Robin picture came from Sarah's files. She was
kind enough to send them to me a few weeks ago. You can print them
too. Just click on the UP button at the top of this page.
If you have younger children this game can still be a favorite at your
house. Try cards sets with one or two letters missing from a
word. This will allow the child to "solve" larger words
than cat and dog. For Kindergarten students you might consider
sketching a small picture on the cards as well or using clip art.
If your child is a very good reader you might consider making one set of
cards that form one sentence or question. The sentence you create
can be a writing prompt for a paragraph or journal entry. I believe
that arranging words into intelligible sentences is a great application of
grammar rules. Be sure to capitalize the first word of the sentence
to provide a clue for your child. Put the punctuation on the